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" Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually... "
Report of the Department of the Interior ... [with Accompanying Documents]. - Page 69
by United States. Dept. of the Interior - 1867
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Modern European History

Hutton Webster - Europe - 1920 - 671 pages
...States. IT. "Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species." Comment on this statement. 12. "Next to steam-locomotion, the telegraph is probably the most powerful...
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World History, Volume 1

Hutton Webster - World history - 1921 - 755 pages
...Britain. 5. "Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species." Comment on this statement. 6. " Next to steam-locomotion, the telegraph is probably the most powerful...
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The Young Man and Civil Engineering

George Fillmore Swain - Civil engineering - 1922 - 208 pages
...place to place. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement in the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as...
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Highways and Highway Transportation

George Richard Chatburn - Roads - 1923 - 472 pages
...place to place. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as...
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The Railway Conductor, Volume 23

1906
...very limited measure would be impossible. In stately diction, and with prophetic ken, Macauley wrote that : "Of all inventions, the alphabet and printing press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement...
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Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office to the ...

United States. General Land Office - Public lands - 1867
...Mont Oeuis atid at the Simplon, the latter only thirty-eight miles in length, yet passing over six hundred and eleven bridges, through numerous tunnels,...most for the civilization of our species, regarding ev%ry improvement of the means of locomotion as benefiting mankind morally and intellectually, as well...
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Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office to the ...

United States. General Land Office - Public lands - 1867
...along solid galleries, and requiring the constant, labor of ten thousand men for a period of si^years. A distinguished English historian has declared that,...distance have done most for the civilization of our specie*, regarding every improvement of the zacans of locomotion as benefiting mankind morally and...
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Congressional Serial Set

United States - 1870
...an aggregate of 14,000 miles had been constructed." A distinguished English historian remarked : " Of all inventions, the alphabet and printing press alone excepted, those which abridge distances have done most for the civilization of our species; every improvement of the means of locomotion...
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Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine, Volume 8

1880
...place to place. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing-press alone excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as...
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England in 1685: Being Chapter III of the History of England

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - England - 1905 - 158 pages
...to place. Of all inventions, the alphabet and the printing-press alone 10 excepted, those inventions which abridge distance have done most for the civilization of our species. Every improvement of the means of locomotion benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as...
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